Archive for June, 2014

Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

The Dublin Metropolitan Regatta was held at Blessington Lakes on May 17th 2014. In the week prior to the Regatta the garda squad travelled to New Ross for a training camp. Assisted by John Diamond of New Ross Boat Club they managed to undertake some strenuous training and accumulate significant mileage under the watchful eye of coaches Willie Ryan and […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Sportsfile, Uncategorized
l-r,Professor Anthony Staines, Chair IBTS; Alan Waters Garda HQ; Stephen Roe, Garda Cork City; Damien Maher, Tallaght; Pascal Sheehy RTE; Peter Kennedy, Angelsea Street, Cork and Andy Kelly CEO IBTS. Garda Blood4Life 2014 Cycle arrives in Dublin.

Garda Blood for Life Cycle

The Garda Blood for Life Cycle 2014, a five day event from May 12th to 16th 2014, involved members of An Garda Síochána from around the country undertaking a 1000km endurance cycle. This year participants cycled through all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland in five days. During the initiative the Irish Blood Transfusion Service asked new and existing donors […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Community, Community News
I’m a lawyer – get me in that station

I’m a lawyer – get me in that station

A recent case means gardaí can no longer interview a suspect if he asks for a lawyer until such legal advice has been obtained. Brendan Foley investigates   Supreme Court decisions, even those touching directly upon the daily duties of members, rarely have as much immediate and sweeping impact as will the recent joined cases of  DPP v Gormley and […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Opinion
Detecting organised crime

Detecting organised crime

Are blue collar criminals changing their shirts to white? In Scandinavia they already have, according to Fredrik Hammarström   Over the last five years Sweden has seen the number of fraud and white collar crimes escalate to new dimensions. The rate of fraud cases has increased from 59,000 to 130,000 – an increase of some 120%. Not only has this […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Features, Modern Policing
King Hit

King Hit

As single hit punches cause injury and death across the country, Tara Geraghty examines this shocking phenomenon A ’king hit’ refers to a sudden forceful punch to the head, neck or chest intended to knock a person unconscious. It is often an unprovoked attack on a defenceless or vulnerable victim and is usually delivered without warning. The one punch assault […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Features